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Hello and welcome to iGarden. Anyone who knows me will know that I am 'The Compulsive Gardener' - I love everything about gardening.

Allow me to share some of my enthusiasm and interests in gardening with a focus on the plants I know best and those that do especially well in my own Sydney garden.

This is more than just about plants: it's also about the people involved in gardening; their books and gardens; planting schemes; choosing appropriate plant types; colour selection... There is plenty to think and read about in iGarden.

So, while you are here, enjoy all my blogs, have a browse through my list of Plants and don't forget to check out the Discussion Forums, Marketplace, Garden Ramble and your local Gardening Events.

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"Perennial favourites"

Although my garden is semi-tropical in nature now, I still have some vestiges from my cottage garden days!

The month of October always makes me nostalgic for my early gardening years, when I naively believed I could make a sort of mini-Sissinghurst in suburban Sydney. English-style cottage gardening was in vogue and I read tons of English gardening books at that time, drooling over the lush, billowing borders in the photographs. I tried every herbaceous perennial and cold-climate shrub which I could lay my hands on, in an expensive journey through the mail order catalogues and nurseries which had ... Read On »

October in my garden

What's in bloom

See the full list of what's flowering in my garden this month. Here »


Jobs to do

October is one of the prettiest months of the year in our gardens, and brings new tasks for us to do! Read More »


My Gardening Tip of the month

Aphids are out in force feasting on fresh spring growth, so keep a look out for them and control with Pest Oil or a soap spray, or hose them off. Snails are also around, so apply a pet-friendly bait, squash them or try a beer trap.

My Plant Reference

My current garden is located in one of Sydney's northern suburbs so my focus is naturally on what does well here. I have grown over 280 different plant varieties that are all described in this reference.
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